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BC campaign to put Step Code into action launches

The campaign urges elected officials across British Columbia to use the BC Energy Step Code to require developers to build more energy-efficient homes.

ASHRAE Calls for Papers for Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild

ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA have announced a call for papers for the 2018 ASHRAE Building Performance Analysis Conference and Simbuild. Abstracts (250 words or less) are due October 23, 2017.

Energy Efficiency Alberta offers instant savings on energy-efficient products

Energy Efficiency Alberta has announced it will offer instant savings on a number of energy-efficient products at over 600 participating retailers until October 29. The fall campaign is part of the Residential Retail Products Program.

Roxul Inc. will rebrand to Rockwool

The rebrand will take effect on January 1, 2018 and will apply to all segments of the company’s North American insulation business and product lines.

Icynene appoints Mark Sarvary president and CEO

Sarvary will continue to be Icynene chairman of the board, and takes over from Howard Deck, who stepped down from the role of CEO.
Featured News 

Minister Carr issues Energy Star Challenge for Industry

The challenge calls for industrial companies and manufacturing plants to improve their productivity, environmental performance and bottom lines by improving their energy efficiency by 10% within five years. » Read full article

Understanding VFD (Variable Frequency Drive) Cables

Variable frequency drive cables are specially designed to make today’s powerful industrial-grade AC motors operate efficiently and safely. Isaac Müller will explain what industrial applications they are used in, why they are used and what problems they prevent. Don’t miss this important FREE webinar—sponsored by Nexans Canada—being held October 12, 2017, at 2 pm EST. » Register

WAC Lighting introduces DUO AC LED light bar with colour option

WAC Lighting introduces the DUO AC 120V LED light bar with colour option, which features a “nearly 100 percent efficient reflector,” the company says. » Read full article
Drug Plan

The cost of workforce drugs on your bottom line... take control!

Did you know employer-funded insurance plans across Canada wasted over $3 billion a year between 2011 and 2015 by covering prescriptions for expensive medicines and paying unnecessary dispensing fees... even when there were cheaper options available? Join Steve Nowak in an upcoming webinar to learn about the costs and some of the options available to reduce them. Don’t miss it on October 31, 2017, at 2 pm EST. » Register
Events Calendar 

Behaviour, Energy & Climate Change Conference

Date & Location: October 15-18 • Sacramento, Calif.
Info: The Behaviour, Energy & Climate Change Conference (BECC) is an international conference focused on understanding human behaviour and decision-making, presented by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) and the Berkeley Energy & Climate Institute (BECI).
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IFMA World Workplace 2017 Conference & Expo

Date & Location: October 18-20 • Houston, Texas
Info: Hosted by the International Facility Management Association, World Workplace welcomes 4500+ attendees from over 40 countries, seeking everything related to facilities management, including energy management, lighting/controls, fire safety, emergency systems and building automation.
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National Conference on Building & Facility Operations

Date & Location: October 25-26 • Mississauga, Ont.
Info: NCBFO is an annual Canadian conference hosted in alternating year by the Western and Eastern Canadian Chapters. It is a forum for individuals interested in improving the operations of buildings and facilities.
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The Buildings Show

Date & Location: November 29-December 1 • Toronto
Info: Encompassing several shows under one banner, The Buildings Show is home to Construct Canada, PM Expo, HomeBuilder & Renovator Expo, World of Concrete Pavilion and IIDEXCanada. The show is home to 1600+ exhibits, including 100+ international exhibitors, 500 speakers, international keynotes, the International Architecture Roundtable, Awards and 350 accredited seminars.
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